what track do you use?

UP&Santa Fe nut Feb 13, 2003

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what track do you use?

  1. atlas

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  2. peco

    7.0%
  3. micro engineering

    11.6%
  4. kato

    4.7%
  5. other

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  1. Maxwell Plant

    Maxwell Plant TrainBoard Member

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    I currently use Atlas code 80 flex, Peco code 80 concrete flex, Peco code 55 flex and turnouts because I have too! :rolleyes: I'm in N-Trak and that's the rules. In my home layout, I'm going to use Atlas code 55 flex and turnouts because it looks right to me. [​IMG] Even though we use Atlas code 80 on the moduels, it looks ok, until you see the new Atlas track! [​IMG]
     
  2. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I use Atlas C80 cuz I have to maintain strength, and because I'm on a tight budget. I also use Peco C80 turnouts because they are reliable. I would do ATlas C55, but I don't have money enough to replace all my wheelsets with low-pro's, and what about all my locos? Will Kato SD40's, LL Geep 20's, Kato E9's, Atlas SD60's and Geep 40's, RS-3's and LL SW9's live on C55 without flange mods?
     
  3. danlissa

    danlissa TrainBoard Member

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    I use PECO flex tracks code 80 and PECO turnouts. They are clued on a Woodland scenics track-bed. It works and I am happy with them.
     
  4. rsn48

    rsn48 TrainBoard Member

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    I'm using Peco 55 track with some code 80 turnouts (and code 55 turnouts). I will be using Atlas code 80 track in my staging areas and any areas that aren't visible (saves me some money and they are just as reliable).
     
  5. rush2ny

    rush2ny TrainBoard Member

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    I've always used standard code 80. You can use more ballast without causing much interference. It's cheaper too! ;)

    Russ
     
  6. SOO MILW CNW

    SOO MILW CNW TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well I have gotten back into the hobby from a long hiatis,sp?. I am using atlas cd 55 with all three turnouts, 5 and 7 from atlas and the 6 from micro engineering, can't wait to see the #8. Since I am going to have benchwork at 56" above floor, I trying to go for realistic look. adios from texas
     
  7. wendell

    wendell E-Mail Bounces

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    I use kato beccause I hate to ballast
     
  8. UP&Santa Fe nut

    UP&Santa Fe nut E-Mail Bounces

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    im with you on that one. i have the unrealistic, uneven ballast. all the track i am going to use after this is kato track
     
  9. MarkJ

    MarkJ TrainBoard Member

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    I’ve used Atlas track with Peco turnouts and had no problems. Actually, I’m looking at an Atlas and Peco turnout right now. On another post, someone said that Peco track is based on European track design and the ties are spaced differently. I can’t see any noticeable difference. However, the Atlas switch and track have predrilled holes for nails, while the Peco switch doesn’t. That might be something to consider if you want to use nails. On the other hand, it’s also something to consider if you don’t want to nail your track down.

    Some people are gluing their track, instead of nailing. In n scale, large nail heads are obvious and could interfere with couplers. I think a company called AMI makes a self-adhesive roadbed, which could be used to hold the track down.

    Anybody have any opinions on this?

    By the way, I really like the spring locking mechanism on the Peco turnouts. It really holds the rails in position nicely! [​IMG]

    I also have Kato Uni-Track, which would probably look great for modeling mainlines on a Class 1 road. It wouldn’t be my first choice if I were modeling a shortline. It just looks too neat and perfect. [​IMG]

    [ 07. March 2003, 01:29: Message edited by: MarkJ ]
     

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